Museum - Books & Booklets : The Use and Care of Tools


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TOOLS AND HOW TO USE THEM FOR WOODWORKING AND METALWORKING. 1948. Alfred P. Morgan.

Grosset & Dunlap, London, New York; Publishers. Written at the beginning of the expansion of the home workshop era, this book serves well as an introductory text for the novice, a good reference for the experienced and an all around good read for anyone who enjoys working wood or metal.

Contributed by Tim Caley of the Oldtools eMail list.

NOTE: 20.3 MB PDF, requires Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher.


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Booklet
Stanley 45 - Seven Planes In One - Stanley Rule & Level Co. New Britain, Conn. 1913.

The Plane we all love... or hate. But hey... it sure does look good sitting on the shelf, don't it? Here's the booklet that was enclosed with the #45, explaining all the working details. Which may also explain why so many people gave up on making it work properly.

Courtesy of David Clapp.


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HOW TO USE YOUR LEVARD BENCH.

Complete instructions for the assembly and use of the Levard woodworking bench. Plus a before and after picture of the bench following total reclamation.

Courtesy of Rick Roberts (no relation to me)


Irwin How To Select, Use and Care For Bits 1939

Booklet
HOW TO SELECT, USE AND CARE FOR BITS. 1939. The Irwin Auger Bit Company.

Excellent coverage of the Irwin line plus tips on care. Check out a few of the lesser known types of auger bits.


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Booklet
STANLEY: HINTS ON USING A STANLEY PLANE. c1950.

An Australian version of the Stanley Hints pamphlet. Perhaps planes work differently in the southern hemisphere?

Contributed by Peter Robinson of the Oldtools eMail list.


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Book Excerpt
THE LATHE AND HOW TO USE IT; OR, THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF PLAIN TURNING. By TEMPLE THOROLD - 1867
Routledge's Every Boy's Annual

Temple Thorold wrote just two serials on woodworking for Routledge's Every Boy's Annual, the yearly publication of Routledge's Boy's magazine. His first serialized article of 1866 was then published as a book, entitled Our Workshop, one of the earliest educational treatises on woodworking.

Thorold's second serialized article on Wood Turning was published in Routledge's Every Boy's Annual in 1867. Thorold's treatise on Wood Turning is made available here for download as a complete excerpt of 69 pages.

The PDF file is approximately 3.8 mb. Please note that the PDF carries Adobe Acrobat security such that it may be printed and will show a faint watermark.

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Our Workshop is available from The Toolemera Shop as part of our Classic Reprint series.

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Booklet
How To Assemble HOBBIES A1 FRETMACHINE

Courtesy of Paul Womack comes every Fret workers and Scrollers desire: the assembly instructions and parts list for the famous Hobbies A1 Fretmachine.

On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean we call these Treadle Scroll Saws. Same difference.

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